It’s a well-known fact that colour has a psychological impact on our wellbeing and disposition. However, what many may not realise is that the nomination of many trending colours within the world of interiors is, collectively, a reflection of what we are doing as a human race; how we are undertaking obstacles and, ultimately, why we have opted to do these things. These ‘things’ mostly branch from several influential elements within society; from economic influences and Westminster shenanigans, down to more design-focused elements, such as trends from overseas and innovations from new designers’ projects.
These are the influences that many colour authorities look to when decoding a new year’s colour trend for the interior market. One example Inex has looked at in this month’s issue is Dulux’s Colour Futures scheme. The colour professional’s UK Creative Director, Marianne Shillingford, has disclosed Dulux’s routine of electing a Colour of the Year and, unsurprisingly, this year’s theme has been fabricated from the uncertainty that the UK has submerged itself in over recent times. Life in a New Light, Dulux’s key theme for 2017, is a result of how we, globally, need to start looking at life in a whole new light; to be able to make sense of who we are, as individuals, in a digitally-driven environment. To find out more about Marianne and her team’s colour choice for 2017, turn to page 14.
Elsewhere in this issue, LUCTRA explains why interior designers should not be disregarding human centric lighting within their schemes, Atkya uncovers the seductive power behind art within hospitality settings and Furniturise offers its advice for creating the ultimate home office.
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